BREAKING: Body washes up on Venice Beach three days after former WWE star Shad Gaspard was pulled out to sea by riptide
A body has washed up on Venice Beach three days after former WWE star Shad Gaspard disappeared after being pulled out to sea.
LAPD and LA Fire Department were called to the scene early Wednesday morning after the body wash up ashore bteween Venice Beach pier and lifeguard headquarters, KTLA reported.
Authorities did not release information on the sex and age of the body but LA County lifeguards said the description of the body matches that of the missing father.
Gaspard, 39, has been missing since Sunday afternoon after he was pulled into sea by rip tide while swimming with his 10-year-old son.
The wrestler reportedly told lifeguards to rescue his 10-year-old son first, who was pulled from the water in good condition and did not require hospitalization.
Former WWE star Shad Gaspard, 39, is missing after being pulled into sea while swimming at California’s Venice Beach Sunday afternoon with his son
But lifeguards were unable to rescue his Gaspard, who was caught in the riptide and has been declared missing.
The USCG confirmed on Tuesday morning it is no longer assisting in recovery efforts and the LAPD is now leading investigations.
Friends released a statement on behalf of the family on Monday night thanking the public for their support.
‘[Shad’s] family appreciates all the love, support, and concern through this horrible ordeal. At this time they are not ready to make any public or official statements to any media outlet And ask all to respect their wishes’, Fellow wrestler Kofi Kingston tweeted.
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